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very. latest news on the week's top stories the birthplace of the arab revolution is simmering again has been gripped by protests around the murder of a prominent opposition figure. while similar scenes have been unfolding in egypt is the newest rulers are accused of a clampdown on freedoms made fresh showdowns between police and protesters and the closer a popular social networking site. protests cia to john brennan's confirmation hearing. shy away from probing his extensive history
of drones and targeted executions. divisive and tough in the e.u. budget risks unraveling with the european parliament threatening to veto the austerity ridden package. russia's black sea resort of sochi celebrates one year before the start of the most expensive winter olympics ever made major reshuffles among the game's officials and they keep the fire. from moscow you're watching weekly news if you carry just. it's been a restless week for tunisia and the country has witnessed a rise in the public fury ignited by the assassination of
a key opposition figure on wednesday crowds of protesters flocked to the streets of the capital tunis putting the blame for chocolate and ides murder on the islamist government. is there with more forty eight year old lawyer shockley belied criticize the islamist government for creating an religious state in tunisia and burying democracy now belied is dead but his ideas are not looked immediately increases the country's been in crisis economic political and social the ruling troika had a chance it's been a year and a half but we didn't see any progress the death of our comrade becomes the last rule. anger moved to the streets with protesters demanding the authorities and they both to protect its citizens to leave i. should. do some crime because below he was a symbol of dignity and a symbol of the defense of the country that this is
a political assassination and that means the violence is not over. yet the interior ministry said that one million and they have joined the ceremony that turned into a political manifestation people said that if the crowd reached the city center it would have been the last day of the government. as your attend the funeral of shockey belayed on friday after the seventy try to make their way to the city is made and yet she continued and she government protests that they were not allowed to do that police used tear gas immediately that day such a city was packed with people but slogans we're hearing are completely different. karine islamist flags people massed to rally in support of the ruling and not a party the local branch of the muslim brotherhood police were at the scene to protest and demonstrators this time this reverse gathering didn't do more than five thousand participants and the government used this to illustrate that their
position was still strong. men did improve the people support and believe our party needs. renewal they try to save face but don't have the choice they lost credibility and have no choice but to dissolve the government which is by de facto dissolved already. standing on the brink of a political crisis prime minister proposed to form a new cabinet consisting of neutral politicians his own party rejected the plan and cruz and anxiety over possible for the plate and fears are growing that the political divisions may lead to even more victims always threaten to another guy from the opposition was attacked at the funerals i don't want to panic and x.y.z. that person but there is a list of people those who fight for the revolutions principles liberty democracy dignity we're all in danger two years ago tunisia became the first nation to have
an arab spring revolution that has been hailed as a success story praised for the minimal violence and turmoil but as we watch the country face a political implosion it may be only now that this plane that has been wound up tightly it's been sprung for three days clashes between police and protesters shook the country leaving many injured and cars burnt out across the city but it all finished as quickly as it started just hours later the capital looks empty and come and the loudest noise here at the moment is sound of birds twittering. noise nationality. or capital tunis has also been gripped by a national strike adding to the current turmoil which according to some experts is unlikely to be resolved in the near future. what to see is ensuring a profound crisis a crisis of the credibility of the existing new arrangements for holding
and a massive discrediting of the way in which they have operated i think there are signs that this could easily disintegrate into some kind of civil war only hopefully it won't happen and we remain to watch to see the whole be popular movement organize to prevent one of those frightening scene use the moment of external support for example by the qatari government of the right wing fundamentalists and it remains to be seen whether we've got the present government will take any action against these terror groups. or another country that still looking for stability following the arab spring is egypt plumes of smoke and tear gas cover the country's main cities this week following a street battles between anti-government protesters and police thousands of people armed and stows into trouble is one of each their anger and mistrust each of which you see the political turmoil so severe you bug your forty's blocking or the video
sharing website you cheap month for hosting a controversial answer is now filled with artie's bill true reports from the capital cairo her decision has been perceived by the decision. there's been a lot of condemnation of the ban by protest movements to see you keep as a vital resource for disseminating information about human rights abuses by the security forces it's also an indication of an ism my ization of egypt has been a number of quite controversial statements made by these hardline muslim clerics in the last few weeks including a religious edict calling for opposition forces to be killed and a muslim cleric speaking to an egyptian tunneled justifying a sex mob attacks on its own protesters in tahrir square it had a very restive country here. egypt in the last two weeks especially since the second anniversary of the generated five revolution when thousands gathered in the streets of egypt complaining that their president ahmed morsi had not made key
changes in demands of the revolution friday we saw more protests as part of friday's day of dignity thousands of protesters gathered across the main rallying points in this in the country which devolved into clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in the capital here by the presidential palace when groups are attacked by the building with molotov they were pushed back by take us and water cannons and so bloody a violence in the in the governor with that same couple sake as well as violent clashes and alex. we have more protests on the horizon with further expected violence we don't see this finishing anytime soon. molly in the rebels are gearing up for terror warfare civilians are suffering in the worst of humanitarian crisis supply lines liking and most of the routes blocked by the war we have the story later. on tracking you down the u.k. parliament is considering you that was a little forty's prying into the private internet communications of the british
public. a champion of drone strikes on barack obama's choice to head the cia john brennan faced his senate confirmation hearing this week there was tension in the room as the session got underway but it wasn't a little makers who were the most vocal from their own six jurors and catcalls erupted from the audience until the judge ordered the protesters to be removed lawmakers then prodded brennan cia shortcomings and targeted executions and seemingly with locked into challenges and says. performance of the senate squadron the author colin campbell says his confirmation could set a troubling precedent. was going this is a complete denial how our constitutional rights according to do grant. an equal protection of the law and here with the ministration is doing here is they're usurping the constitutional right when i added to the american citizens and saying
that we can be judge jury and executioner we can show american citizens abroad without them having their court we can say they are cheers and we can go there and the danger and this is one of the good ministrations is we can determine who the jurors did and that means go anywhere in any american citizen without any drugs without any problem and that is a very dangerous precedent they are close to herring and there await john brennan in order to iron out sensitive technicalities but already a speculation is rife with the direction he might take the cia issue of drones his confirmation merely broaden the horizon for america's unmanned fleets what is going to take care of ports. in the shadows no more drones are moving into the mainstream was drone makers and the u.s.
military pushing to defend the killing machine drones are more properly titled remotely piloted vehicles allow us to do is to project capability without projecting vulnerability in their revolutionizing warfare by allowing us to see and kill from path a world away a major drone manufacturer lockheed martin has financed an hour long documentary on drones aired recently on u.s. public television counting the technological capabilities of the killing machine from trailers like this pilots of the predator and its larger cousin the reaper have killed thousands of individual since two thousand and one using remotely piloted aircraft contrary to popular belief actually provides the greatest degree of ethical oversight for their use of this young man in pakistan he would probably disagree several of his family members died at the remote hands of a drone more than a thousand other civilians were reportedly killed by u.s.
drone strikes in pakistan and yemen we find ourselves murdering people in many cases children with no evidence whatsoever that they're involved in any criminal or terrorist activity the numbers should not come as a surprise considering the broad definition the obama administration gives as to who should be on their kill list the leaked memo uncredited assassinations from the us justice department suggests the us government can kill people even without evidence that they are actively plotting against america somebody a u.s. citizen or otherwise is believed to be thinking something that could lead to actions against the united states then this illogical logic would present the idea that it would be ok for the president to order that that person be killed despite the u.n. raising concerns about the legality of the use of drones the u.s. has said to. and it's remote control warfare setting up new drone bases across the world has redefined war there an intervention in libya he made the case that the
war powers act in apply because there was no risk to american soldiers and so under that rationale he can expand the global war while in his state of the union address claiming that we don't need perpetual war for peace but it is perpetual war when you can drop bombs on any country and then claim that it's not working john brennan often referred to as the architect of the administration's drone war how it's the new opportunities for the us to wage wars without risking american lives there is another reason a targeted strikes can be a wise choice to strategic consequences that inevitably come with the use of force . as we have seen deploying large armies abroad won't always be our best offense all in all the u.s. now has around ten thousand drones in its fleet not all of them carry weapons of course a lot of them are for surveillance both domestic and international there's a great push both from the administration and the drone makers to present them as
america's next best thing john brennan if confirmed will soon be at the helm of the cia and no one doubts that under him the program will expand even further in washington i'm going to step down. but there could be a clampdown on online privacy in the u.k. that see if the government has its way and you draft bill or so-called charter would let authorities track people's internet and mobile phone use it's in the name of national security but there are serious concerns that it's a step too far the executive director of open rights group clerk says if the bill is introduced the government get its hands on any information it wants. so snoopers charters a bill that would allow the government to collect data about everybody online and data mining data so it's not just about the guilty it is not just about records being kept it's not just about serious people serious criminals who need to be
tracked is about the potential of anybody in law enforcement to get hold of any information about anybody just about anything that you do would be detectable through the information trails you need we need the home office of publish detailed proposals so that we can see whether they're in any way workable what the damage would be and have a proper serious debate about those proposals. people right to think. of prophecy. completely absurd good. communications that should somehow be examined. the story. this. big.
three. three. three. old freberg video for your. book about what. now a twenty five hour marathon of talks are snobs and had ling have left the e.u. with a new budget albeit one that may not have satisfied anyone coming in it nine hundred sixty billion euros is the first time in the blocks history that it spending plan has been cut of differences of opinion were visible along a geographical divide with traditionally wealthier countries from the north and by britain calling for cuts acting continent wide austerity of france and poor e.u. states resisted spats between opposing leaders threaten to undermine the talks
almost always tear of the bruised group think tanks and their disunity within the e.u. . we've seen the limits of integration here we have different national interests clearly colliding and there is the situation that is course national governments are having to impose austerity across europe not just in the eurozone but also in britain because of course there's just not the money available when you bought of course there is also another issue to do with the budget and that's to that's to do with the fact that eighteen years now the european court of order to haven't been able to sign off awfully the accounts because a lot of the spending is goes on wasteful projects but of course more alarmingly it's also subject to a great deal of forth and corruption and that's why literally eighteen years the accounts haven't been fully signed off. well the deal envisions sweeping cuts to a number of the huge projects including integration and infrastructure millions of euros are reportedly still being allocated for a p.r.
blitz against the blocs critics on social media websites euro skeptic and nigel farage from the u.k. independence party says a project would violate one of the main principles of the european parliament. they decided that they got to train in house staff in the run up to the european elections of twenty fourteen train those people to go online to look at facebook twitter other social media sites and to correct that's their word not mine to correct any misapprehensions that may exist about the european union and i have to say the fact that it's a parliament that is doing this that is using taxpayers' money to do this says a lot about the institutions that all what about parliaments is the person is it's him a chair of parliament he's the speaker in westminster he's the chairman of the parliaments around the world but he all the rest of the staff are supposed to be neutral they're not supposed to take any political position at all and the fact of
parliament decided it's going to spend money time and resources doing this shows you that frankly they're no better than a banana republic. on saturday protesters flooded the streets of at least six cities in ireland and tens of thousands of people demonstrating against austerity measures across the country the public face years of severe cuts to the state's banking system was crippled by the financial crisis mark of all the financial advisor says that this fight all the government's efforts are industry on the road to ruin. i think you. will that are going to campaigning for a. given group who will probably come. from really. from the. from the european. have ended up. with a bang and therefore. they're suffering
a great deal more. with the president they are going to be able to. pressure. europe because the power. john cook saw taking all over russia officially starts in the countdown until the start of the sochi winter olympics about sea resort through a spellbinding celebration marking one year into the games get under way. at the construction already completed and much work is still ahead. fireworks lit up the sochi sky this week marking exactly a year to go before the winter games begin since two thousand and seven piece by piece the city has been putting its elim picturing together in the company in charge of construction says russia will be ready and. we plan to introduce all the
facilities before the games start training facilities are ready practically all of them of hosted test competitions all hotels and limpid villages are in the final phase of construction being referred to and furnished their share jewels to open in the autumn we plan to complete construction long before the end of the year said personnel can train a managers can gain experience in providing a good service however such a vast undertaking has not been without its problems presentation was in the region this week to check on progress and was taking no prisoners the ski jumping center the any venue not yet up and running and it sparked this exchange with russian olympic officials are the costs of this whole facility cost drinks what's the overall. initially we were assessing the amount of. the story what's a rough estimate. of this initial price of one point two billion now it's a. one point two billion has turned into a billion yes well done good work let's move on. it resulted in the sacking
of a key member of russia's alan thicke committee fifty billion dollars the sochi games will be the most expensive in italy take a st they have cost ten times more than the last winter games in vancouver and ten trillion dollars more than if she knew some against however the results can already be seen and they are impressive if you do take a quick look around you can see what money can buy at the center of the limping which is six pennies all within a stone's throw of each other to host the curling the skating and the ice hockey and this is they do. and the crime the bolshoi i studied. the past arena was she strikes spectacular skating she i was part of the countdown celebrations and in a year's time it will face the and in the ice hockey final in d.c. me so tropical like ation the slogan for thought she twenty fourteen is hot cool
your top because the park is done by the black sea i'm cold because all the alpine events or take place just forty kilometers away. progress is rapid up there the road toward resorts has sprung up from nowhere to become the home of alpine skiing biathlon and cross-country courses have also been created along with the bob sleigh track and a road to really well i spectators to get from the mountains to the coast in just a few minutes sochi itself has undergone massive upheaval as kilometers of road am rail lines are put in place a new hotels are built but the mayor believes the region will reap the benefits for years to come. our residents are aware of the conditions they have to face during changes especially. we certainly have many inconveniences because there's not a single street in sochi without renovation going on the roads are regularly dug up which causes traffic jams all the time however the residents are aware that it's
necessary for their future they were brilliant future she then has been overhauled in just six years but the transformation easily most complete in the black sea resort believes it can and will deliver the games to remember this time next year andrew farmer. soft chief. well that he then pick spirity can reach new york this week as un chief ban ki moon joined the celebrations at the organizations headquarters just to remind those action lovers amongst you who don't want to miss anything i think it's already on sale and available online. a massive explosion has rocked an area near to molly's northern city of dallas some
ten kilometers away from a french military base it came just hours after a suicide bombing was prevented in the same city affairs have been escalating throughout the week off is a mystic strong leaders valid to wage a guerrilla war against french backed local troops security is being tightened at military checkpoints to prevent new terror attacks french army says it's going to operations almost complete is preparing to hand over to un peacekeeping force which are la quinta from the paris institute of democracy and cooperation if the intervention will be part of a wider campaign for western domination of africa. think the two main factors in this are france's own desire to strengthen the her role on the international stage in particular piece of you know european partners and also the american strict future plans for africa it's important to know that america which strongly supports france in this mali an intervention has plans for establishing a military presence in the military control over the whole of the african continent
some people speculated that used the phrase that this was america leading from behind that america decided to put forward its european allies to do as it were its dirty work the securing of energy resources is one of the key factors behind many if not most political developments today and that's why i say that the of course the issue of hydrocarbons and uranium and other energy sources is a key and may even be the decisive factor. now time for our special report gaming for life.
saudi arabia has ordered its retailers to construct one point six meter tall barriers in the middle of their stores a rather unusual demand is that something related to everyone's favorite buzzword terrorism no it is to keep male and female coworkers separate saudi arabia is pretty infamous in the west for its laws regarding the sexes and their segregation activists always want to go to other countries to convince them to adopt western attitudes that deep down in their hearts they secretly want but often they miss things like the fact that it was saudi women who ask for the segregation feeling uncomfortable while buying products from men according to a.f.p. you know some people in countries like saudi arabia or north korea might actually like living a radically different lifestyle and even if they don't like living that way well it is their job to fix it not by some sort of western intervention when i want to live in either of those countries not really do i want to live in a country with the saudi arabian concept of gender not really a part of having freedom of choice means being able to choose things that i may
think are backwards or illogical you know let them have the walls in the stores if they want western civilization you know if it's truly the end all of human evolution then they'll take those walls down eventually on their own but that's just my opinion. they need to kill each other online it's nothing personal just business. a whole industry has emerged to encourage gamers. three years.